There were days where producers used to re-make the other languages films into their own language by taking all the permissions reuired from the producers of the original movie. And here comes the days where everyone is willing to free-make rather than re-making a film. Wonder what is this free-make? It is nothing but lifting the idea and content without the original film’s producer’s notice. Such acts straight away attracts copy rights violation act. Latest example is recently released Rara Krishnayya, which was a blatant copy of Bollywood hit Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya starring Genelia and Reitesh Deshmukh.
P. Mahesh Babu, the director of Rara Krishnayya didn’t give any credits to the original writer or director. Sundeep Kishan confessed that it is inspired by Danny Boyle’s A Life Less Ordinary.
Although TNLHG is inspired from A Life Less Ordinary, the director made many changes to it to suit the sensibilities of our audience. Rara Krishnayya has copied more than seventy percent of scenes from TNLHG without buying the remake rights from the Hindi producers.
TNLHG was produced by Tips Industries Ltd. and they have sued the producer of Rara Krishnayya on the grounds of copyright act. We have to wait and see for the reaction of Telugu producer. Rara Krishnayya has done average business at the box office and as per Sundeep Kishan the producer has recovered his investment by the end of first week’s run.
Every one has got their own version on this. Facts are known to the producer himself, which won’t come out anyways.